So my daughter likes to go to the Schafly Farmers Market on Wednesdays. Its a nice walk and we get to share a treat. She also likes to visit the Monsters. Tiny Little Monsters is a T-shirt shop in Maplewood. 7207 Manchester Rd to be exact (314-449-6900). While looking at the shirts I struck up a conversation and asked if they would mind coming to Hixson for a demo. Since Journey and Innovation are going to print our own t-shirts during Makerspace. Here are some pics:
After interviewing and the Ideate step, students received feedback from their drawings and ideas. Next up Prototyping. Kids had 10 minutes to prototype their designs. Here are a few of the things that they came up with......
Students could wear color coded name tags and each of the colors corresponds to common interests.
To help make friends this student thought that you should set up pen pals before school begins. So they prototyped a computer with the we link www.penpal.com
Another student doesn't like to wait in line for lunch. So they made a prototype of a device that would hold your place in line until you got there.
During our electricity assessment I set up 7 stations. One corresponding to each learning goal. At each station were physical objects that students could manipulate, show and explain to me that they understood the learning goal.